Press releases - September 2011

Internal Market: Commission requests France and Luxembourg to cut administrative burden on SMEs

29/09/2011

European Commission - Press release Brussels, 29 September 2011 - The European Commission has requested France and Luxembourg to reduce administrative burdens on small and medium sized companies by complying with their obligation to fully implement Directive ...

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EU law: Commission acts to ensure that European legislation is fully and properly implemented

29/09/2011

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Smart tools improve the application of EU law

29/09/2011

European Commission - Press release Brussels, 29 September 2011 - The European Commission has issued its 28th Annual Report on monitoring the Application of EU Law (2010). The report shows a decrease in the number of infringement procedures launched by ...

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Internal Market Scoreboard: Member States need to step up their efforts to transpose EU rules

29/09/2011

European Commission - Press release Brussels, 29 September 2011 - At this time of crisis, the Single Market has a key role to play in bringing Europe out of economic stagnation. But whenever one or more Member States fails to write EU rules into national ...

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Internal market: the Commission welcomes the removal of obstacles to the Swedish market for EU businesses; closure of the infringement procedure

29/09/2011

European Commission – Press Release Brussels, 29 September 2011 – The European Commission has noted that European Union businesses will henceforth enjoy easier access to the Swedish market thanks to the changes made by Sweden to its law on foreign branches. ...

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Financial services: Commission requests Spain and The Netherlands to implement capital rules

29/09/2011

European Commission - Press release Brussels, 29 September 2011 - Spain and TheNetherlands have been asked to notify to the European Commission within the next two months the measures they are taking to implement important rules concerning capital adequacy ...

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Public procurement: Commission requests The Netherlands to open up used paper processing and transport contracts

29/09/2011

European Commission - Press release Brussels, 29 September 2011 - The European Commission has requested The Netherlands to respect EU rules on public procurement when awarding contracts for processing and transporting of used paper....

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Public procurement: Commission acts to ensure fair access to information technology services in Italy

29/09/2011

European Commission - Press release Brussels, 29 September 2011 - The European Commission has requested Italy to comply with EU rules on public procurement – the spending of public money by public authorities – as regards the award of information technology ...

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Public procurement: Commission requests Germany to ensure fair access to waste disposal contract in Sachsen-Anhalt

29/09/2011

European Commission - Press release Brussels, 29 September 2011 - The European Commission has requested Germany to respect EU rules on public procurement concerning a waste disposal contract in Sachsen-Anhalt....

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Competitiveness Council – 29-30 October 2011

28/09/2011

MEMO/11/643 Brussels, 28 September 2011 The EU Competitiveness Council will meet in Brussels on Thursday 29 and Friday 30 September under the chair of Mr. Marcin Korolec, Deputy Minister of Economy and Mrs Barbara Kudrycka the Polish Minister of Science ...

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The Single Market through the eyes of the people: a snapshot of citizens' and businesses' views and concerns

26/09/2011

European Commission - Press release Brussels, 26 September 2011 - European citizens are, in general, satisfied with the possibilities that the Single Market offers in terms of a bigger choice of products (74%), more jobs (52%) and fair competition (47%). ...

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The Single Market through the eyes of the people: a snapshot of citizens' and businesses' 20 main concerns: Frequently Asked Questions

26/09/2011

MEMO/11/630 Brussels, 26 September 2011 The Single Market through the eyes of the people: asnapshot of citizens' and businesses' 20 main concerns: Frequently Asked Questions 20 MAIN CONCERNS Concern No....

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Copyright: Commission brokers agreement to increase the number of out-of-commerce books being made available again

20/09/2011

European Commission - Press release Brussels, 20 September 2011 – Every year, hundreds of thousands of new titles enter the European book market – but only a few turn into real bestsellers. A good number of them eventually go out of commerce as publishers ...

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Directive of the European Parliament and of the Council amending Directive 2006/116/EC on the term of protection of copyright and certain related rights – Frequently Asked Questions

12/09/2011

MEMO/11/595 Brussels, 12 September 2011 What are the main elements of the revised Directive? Copyright for performers extended from 50 to 70 years: The Directive narrows the gap between the copyright term of protection for authors (currently life plus ...

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